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SPARC Science Update: 3 March – 9 March

A selection of new science articles from the past week of interest to the SPARC community (a SPARC Office choice).

 

Changes in stratospheric transport and mixing during sudden stratospheric warmings. By A. de la Cámara, M. Abalos, and P. Hitchcock in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres.

Downward Wave Coupling between the Stratosphere and Troposphere under Future Anthropogenic Climate Change. By S.W. Lubis et al in the Journal of Climate.

Atmospheric QBO and ENSO indices with high vertical resolution from GNSS radio occultation temperature measurements. By H. Wilhelmsen et al. in Atmospheric Measurement Techniques.

Verification in the presence of observation errors: Bayesian point of view. By L. Duc and K. Saito in the Quaterly Journal of the Royal meteorological Society.

Dynamical core in atmospheric model does matter in the simulation of Arctic climate. By S.-Y. Jun, S.-J. Choi, and B.-M. Kim in the Geophysical Research Letters.

QBO-MJO Connection. By C. Zhang, and B. Zhang in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres.

Implications of potential future grand solar minimum for ozone layer and climate. By P. Arsenovic et al. in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics.

Call for nominations for the iCACGP Paul Crutzen Award for early career scientists 2018

The International Commission on Atmospheric Chemistry and Global Pollution (iCACGP) invites nominations for the Paul Crutzen Award for early career scientists 2018.

Details about the prize and nomination procedure can be found here (download PDF).

The deadline for submission of the full package of nominations is the 10 June 2018. The decision will be announced by mid-July 2018.

 

Call for nominations for WCRP Joint Scientific Committee (JSC) members

The Joint Scientific Committee (JSC) of the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) provides scientific guidance in all aspects of the World Climate Research Programme, in line with the overall aims and interests of the sponsoring organizations.

For the upcoming membership term, from January 2019 to December 2022, (self-)nominations are sought from the global climate research community. JSC members are to be selected for their scientific knowledge, capability and breadth of vision. The JSC aims to be an inclusive source of leadership for international climate research and seeks nominations of mid- to senior-career researchers from around the globe. The deadline to submit nominations is 6 April 2018.

The membership of the JSC shall aim to include a balanced representation of relevant disciplines in atmospheric, oceanic, hydrological and polar sciences. The JSC guides the overarching objectives and priorities of WCRP, in agreement with the sponsoring organizations and the WCRP sponsors’ agreement (subject to any future revisions thereof through the sponsoring organizations), as well as in line with the upcoming WCRP Strategic and Implementation Plans.

Target expertise:

  • Climate Policy
  • Climate Services
  • Climate Risk
  • Scenario Development
  • Tropical Climate
  • Climate System Modelling
  • Sea level Change
  • Seasonal Prediction
  • Decadal Prediction
  • Oceanography
  • Hydrology
  • Atmospheric Chemistry
  • Terrestrial System and/or Ecology
  • Biogeochemistry
  • Predictability
  • Extremes Across Timescales
  • Climate Observations and Data Systems
  • Cryosphere
  • Stratospheric Dynamics

Please submit self-nominations by Friday 6 April 2018 using the following google form: https://goo.gl/Gjg7JA

SPARC Science update: 24 February – 2 March

A selection of new science articles from the past week of interest to the SPARC community (a SPARC Office choice).

Predictability of Sudden Stratospheric Warmings in the ECMWF extended range forecast system. By A.Y. Karpechko in the Monthly Waether Review.

The Extrapolar SWIFT model (version 1.0): fast stratospheric ozone chemistry for global climate models. By D. Kreyling et al. in Geoscientific Model Development.

Historical tropospheric and stratospheric ozone radiative forcing using the CMIP6 database. By R.Checa-Garcia et al. in the Geophysical Research Letters.

Climate Models Are Uncertain, but We Can Do Something About It. By K.S. Carslaw, et al. in EOS.

First Successful Hindcasts of the 2016 Disruption of the Stratospheric Quasi-biennial Oscillation. By S. Watanabe et al. in the Geophysical Research Letters.

Statistical analysis of inertial gravity wave parameters in the lower stratosphere over Northern China. By L. Chen, et al. in Climate Dynamics.

The Effects of Deep Convection on Regional Temperature Structure in the Tropical Upper Troposphere and Lower Stratosphere. By B.R. Johnston, F. Xie, and C. Liu in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres.

First Reprocessing of Southern Hemisphere ADditional OZonesondes (SHADOZ) Profile Records: 3. Uncertainty in Ozone Profile and Total Column. By J.C. Witte et al. in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres.

Open Call For Nominations to the 2019 IGAC Scientific Steering Committee

At the conclusion of 2018, four members of the IGAC Scientific Steering Committee (SSC) will reach the end of their terms of service on the committee: Co-chair Mark Lawrence (IASS, Germany), Colette Heald (MIT, USA), Alastair Lewis (University of York, UK), and Noureddine Yassaa (CDER, Algeria).

IGAC is accepting nominations to replace these excellent four outgoing SSC members. In addition, IGAC is looking to increase the size of its SSC by an additional 1-2 people. Nominations from Asian countries, as well as other regions of the world, not currently represent on the IGAC SSC are highly encouraged.  If you wish to submit a nomination for a SSC membership (three-year term starts 1 January 2019), please fill out this online form and upload the nominees CV by 20 April 2018. Self-nominations are welcome.

Please keep in mind that IGAC strives to have a SSC with diversity in geographical representation, gender, and expertise. To view current SSC members and their expertise, visit igacproject.org/people.

For more information on the role and expectations of SSC members, please feel free to contact the IGAC Executive Officer, Megan L. Melamed (gro.t1563500038cejor1563500038pcagi1563500038@nage1563500038m1563500038).

SPARC Science update: 17 February – 23 February

A selection of new science articles from the past week of interest to the SPARC community (a SPARC Office choice).

Role of Finite-Amplitude Rossby Waves and Nonconservative Processes in Downward Migration of Extratropical Flow Anomalies. By S.W. Lubis, C.S.Y. Huang, and N. Nakamura in the Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences.

Recently amplified arctic warming has contributed to a continual global warming trend. By J. Huang et al. in Nature Climate Change.

Current sources of carbon tetrachloride (CCl4) in our atmosphere. By D. Sherry et al. in the Environmental Research Letters.

An intercomparison of stratospheric gravity wave potential energy densities from METOP GPS radio occultation measurements and ECMWF model data. By M. Rapp et al. in Atmospheric Measurement Techniques.

Optimizing the Definition of a Sudden Stratospheric Warming. By A.H. Butler and E.P. Gerber in the Journal of Climate.

Lower-stratospheric control of the frequency of sudden stratospheric warming events. By P. Martineau et al. in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres.

The Role of Zonal Asymmetry in the Enhancement and Suppression of Sudden Stratospheric Warming Variability by the Madden–Julian Oscillation. By W. Kang and E. Tziperman in the Journal of Climate.

On the interaction of observation and prior error correlations in data assimilation. By A.M. Fowler, S.L. Dance, and J.A. Waller in the Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society.

On the reproducibility of the September 2002 vortex splitting event in the Antarctic stratosphere achieved without satellite observations. By S. Noguchi and C. Kobayashi in the Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society.

Synoptic Formation of Double Tropopauses. By C. Liu and E. Barnes in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres.

On the Climate Impacts of Upper Tropospheric and Lower Stratospheric Ozone. By Y. Xia, Y. Huang, and Y. Hu in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres.

MJO-Related Intraseasonal Variation in the Stratosphere: Gravity Waves and Zonal Winds. By M.J. Alexander et al. in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres.

 

Discussion papers – open for comment

Impact of tropical lower stratospheric cooling on deep convective activity: (I) Recent trends in tropical circulation. By K. Kodera et al. in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Submit your abstract to the SPARC General Assembly 1-5 October in Kyoto, Japan

Join the 6th SPARC General Assembly from 1st to 5th October 2018 in Kyoto, Japan!

Abstract submission is already open. (Abstract submission deadline: 1  April 2018)  Sumit your abstract here.

Awards will be made to the best presentations by Early Career Scientists (ECS) in each of the six science themes of the conference.

For Early Career Scientists we offer a limited amount of travel  support, for which you can apply separately. (Travel support request deadline: 15 March 2018)

Early-bird registration will open on 15 April 2018.

Already confirmed keynote speakers (we are still waiting for more positive replies):
Amy Butler (NOAA, USA)
Rob Carver (Google)
Nathaniel Livesey (NASA, USA)
Hisashi Nakamura (University of Tokyo, Japan) Clara Orbe (NASA, USA)
Lorenzo Polvani (Columbia University, USA)
Takatoshi Sakazaki  (University of Hawaii, USA)

We are still awaiting answers from more invitees around the globe.  Find an updated version of the list, along with more information on  the science themes, venue, registration details, and more on the  conference web pages:  http://www-mete.kugi.kyoto-u.ac.jp/SPARC_GA2018/index.html or  http://www.sparc-climate.org/meetings/general-assembly-2018/.

We look forward to a great conference, and hope you will join in!

See you in Kyoto!

 

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SPARC Science update: 10 February – 16 February

A selection of new science articles from the past week of interest to the SPARC community (a SPARC Office choice).

 

Forced decadal changes in the East Asian summer monsoon: the roles of greenhouse gases and anthropogenic aerosols. By F. Tian et al. in Climate Dynamics.

Characterizing Stratospheric Polar Vortex Variability With Computer Vision Techniques. By Z.D. Lawrence, and G.L. Manney in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres.

Effects of Greenhouse Gas Increase and Stratospheric Ozone Depletion on Stratospheric Mean Age of Air in 1960-2010. By F. Li et al. in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres.

 

DLR Conference on Climate Change 2018 – Atmospheric Research for Understanding and Mitigating Climate Change

DLR Conference on Climate Change 2018 – Atmospheric Research for Understanding and Mitigating Climate Change

in collaboration with the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA)

Cologne, Germany, 17-19 April 2018, www.dlr.de/ccc2018

This scientific conference aims to bring international scientists, space agencies and interested parties together with United Nations entities such as UNOOSA, UNSPIDER, UNFCCC, WMO and GCOS and thus provide a discussion forum to elaborate on the substantial challenges faced in atmospheric climate research. By encouraging an open exchange of ideas we hope to facilitate the implementation of suitable measures to support the requirements as outlined in the Paris Agreement.

During the conference, invited oral presentations will be given by renowned experts in the field. In addition, there will be a dedicated poster session for contributed papers.

Please visit www.dlr.de/ccc2018 for further information.

Online registration is now possible. Online registration closes on April 3, 2018. The deadline for abstract submission for poster presentations is March 15th, 2018 . Please note that hotel accommodation at reduced rates is available until March 6th, 2018.